WinZip

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 1778 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    16.0
  • Total Downloads:
    210,748,122
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 25, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (Nag screen); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    859.95KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    21,369
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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WinZip version 16 has hit the streets, bringing with it a few features aimed at keeping the venerable archiving tool in the cool crowd. Plus, with its all-new native 64-bit engine, this newest release runs just a bit smoother and faster than before.

But first things first--the guts of the program. WinZip 16 retains its large feature set, including drag-and-drop support and content-sensitive previews. It can compress images by up to 25 percent and has a "Zip from Camera" wizard, and deep context menu support enables you to perform most of WinZip's functions on the fly. However, while installing you should keep an eye out for the Kaspersky Security Scan companion install; it is an opt-out offer.

WinZip 16 also keeps confidential data secret by "shredding" the temporary file that WinZip creates by default whenever it opens an archive. The shredding uses U.S. Department of Defense standard DoD 5220.22-M. Other security features include built-in AES encryption and customizable password requirements, both of which could prove handy in conjunction with WinZip's shiny new sharing features.

Seamlessly integrated into WinZip 16's interface is ZipSend. With a few clicks, ZipSend can help you to circumvent E-mail attachment restrictions thanks to partner YouSendIt's cloud storage and file transfer powers. Right off the bat, the feature allows you to e-mail up to 50MB of zipped data for free, and up to 2GB if you're a ZipSend Pro user. While ZipSend may seem a bit convoluted, as it's powered by YouSendIt and requires a separate install of an app called WinZip Courier, it is certainly a perfect complement to WinZip's core archiving functions.

The other big addition to version 16 is ZipShare, a convenient and smart feature that lets you upload your ZIP file to the cloud, and post a link on your Facebook Wall for others to download, all with a few clicks. It's impressive, no doubt, but we still feel it could use some tweaking. For one, we'd love to be able to tag people on the Wall post, in case the download is meant for one or more friends in particular. Also, we'd love to see a bit more flexibility in the form of sharing through direct messages or via other social networks. But even without these minor tweaks, ZipShare is still a useful feature that's sure to be exploited by WinZip's millions of users.

Finally, WinZip 16 includes a "Zip to Blu-ray" feature that lets you store up to 50GB of archived data per disc. While this feature likely won't be used as often as the others, it's still nice to have the capability.

Overall, we love the new additions that WinZip has incorporated. While they may not be ground-breaking by any means, they do add another layer of icing to an already delicious WinZip cake.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.1

    out of 33 votes

    • 5 star 8
    • 4 star 9
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 8
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 1778 votes

    • 5 star 597
    • 4 star 602
    • 3 star 271
    • 2 star 105
    • 1 star 203
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1 stars

"I HATE WINZIP"

April 23, 2012  |  By privatejohn

 |  Version: WinZip 16.0

Pros

-Basic Functions. That's All

Cons

-Installation Took More Time...
-52Megabytes??? Are You KIDDING Just Having This Lousy Compression Software, Then Came Out Large Programs?
-Reading Of ZIP Is SLOW
-Nobody Cares For "Your" ZIPX Extensions! (BTW, Who Needs That?)
-Difficult To Use
-EXPENSIVE DAMN!

Summary

One Of An Examples Of Bloatware... Heavy Yet Slowest!
Try Other Programs That It Doesn't Bloat. NEVER BUY, SUPPORT NOR TRY-OUT WinZip! Really! Seriously! Don't!

Alternatives I Recommend:
7-zip (Open-source)
WinRAR ($29 For Very Good Compression Software)
HaoZip (China's Free Zip Utility)
Peazip (Another Free Open-Source)
UHARC (For Experts Who Want To Ultimately Compress Files)

Updated on Jun 16, 2012

Whoa! My Comments Were Rated "DOWN" By The Paid-off User Of CNET.... I Can't Believe That! Anyways, Still CRAP ******** I Seen Than Any Other.

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1 stars

"Full of scam-ware, takes over your computer & browsers."

April 19, 2012  |  By smallwebmaster

 |  Version: WinZip 16.0

Pros

Couldn't find a single thing I liked about it.

Cons

It's proprietary ZipX can not be opened by any other standard zip/unzip program, so it's useless and a pain in the butt. Free download loaded funmoods.com into all of my browsers and was very difficult to remove. Also loaded Winzip Courier which automatically zipped graphic files and photos - making them impossible to be read at the other end. This whole program. My virus and spam detectors went off and went crazy when I setup this program and my hard drive has residue spread into several subdirectories.

Summary

Do not download or use this program unless you want to spend hours cleaning it out of your computer setups and hard drives. It has no value as far as I can see. Maybe the fully paid program is better, but based on the free evaluation program I'd say that anything good about this program is very unlikely. It seems like it was designed by hacker/spammers. Don't risk your computer by downloading or installing this product. Cnet.com should be ashamed to let this product through and to rate it so highly.

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4 stars

"WINZIP is a good utility 4 compressing data"

April 16, 2012  |  By STLovertheHILL

 |  Version: WinZip 16.0

Pros

WINZIP extractor needs to be installed in order to UNZIP a file which may inhibit a user from reading the file.

Cons

WINZIP does manage to compress files that contain spaces and now the file takes up less space when stored on my computer.

Summary

I have been using WINZIP to save space on my disk drives the only complaint I have found is sending someone a *.zip when they don't have it installed on their computer.

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2 stars

"I haven't been able 2figure out how 2unzip anything."

March 31, 2012  |  By ladywrench1

 |  Version: WinZip 16.0

Pros

It has many features and I guess would be great for those that know how to use all of them

Cons

Too many choices for me to pick from as far as what I want to do with it regarding a person who is just learning about it. No one to like call and get direction how to work it. If I was more knowledgeable with it, I wouldn't mind.

Summary

Will probably uninstall if I cannot get anyone to help me with this. My XP already had this built in and now I have 7 installed and need this to unzip my pictures and videos I need to download to my computer by end of April as website will be taken down. Without this installed, I won't be able to view the pics or videos if I keep them on my computer. Will have to store on a flash drive instead.

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4 stars

"Good program"

March 29, 2012  |  By riwo1970

 |  Version: WinZip 16.0

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

None that I can think of

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4 stars

"Very good!"

March 19, 2012  |  By RSSecurityLocks

 |  Version: WinZip 16.0

Pros

I've been using WinZip for at least 10 years and it's never let me down.

Cons

None - well I remember when it was free!

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5 stars

"works but is not free"

March 14, 2012  |  By Jayrockwall

 |  Version: WinZip 16.0

Pros

It works.
You do not have to be a rocket scientist to use it.

Cons

There is no free version for people like me who only used it twice in a year.

Summary

The free version only lasts a few days then it stops working. There is nothing to make me want to pay for it and future upgrades because I don't use it often. Many years ago in Internet time :-) I used Winzip a lot because many files were zip files. Today many youth have "crack" codes that let them use the software free all the time. I do not want to pay for the thousands who use the software free. There needs to be a reason for me to hand over $30. Find another sofware that really is free.

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4 stars

"Good Program but......"

February 23, 2012  |  By Gatling_Infinite

 |  Version: WinZip 16.0

Pros

1.Good Program fast unzip and more
2.Ribbon UI like other Windows original Program
3.Cool feature
4.and more(because i can't thinking more than this)

Cons

1.NOT FREE!!!!!
2.I hate the WinZip 16 update...
3.I don't know but....sometimes why Windows 7 Ultimate(ORIGINAL) hang....

Summary

yeah////\\\\ this program ROCKS!!!
but i will stick with WinRar...

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2 stars

"Keep WinZip 15.0 Advantages don't justify the upgrade."

February 15, 2012  |  By GreasedSilver

 |  Version: WinZip 16.0

Pros

WinZip is a great tool and multi-taskable. Very versital in many venues.

Cons

There aren't any noticable advantages that can justify making the upgrade purchase from WinZip 15.0 to version 16.0. I want to be 'WOWed' and this version was anticlimactic.

Summary

If you DON'T have WinZip then get it (if you need it) but, if you already have an older version and it works fine... pass.

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5 stars

"fint program"

February 14, 2012  |  By KRUSAA

 |  Version: WinZip 16.0

Pros

let tilgaengeligt

Cons

jeg kan ikke finde nogen

Summary

det er helt i orden

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 16.0
WinZip 16 includes the following new capabilities:
  • Avoid e-mail size limits and send up to 2GB, hassle-free
  • Upload and post any type of file directly to Facebook
  • Tap into your computer's full zipping power with our new 64-bit zip engine
  • Zip and write files directly to Blu-ray Disc
  • Enjoy greater flexibility with support for additional compressed file formats
  • Scan your system for PC performance issues with just one click
General
Publisher WinZip Computing
Publisher web site http://www.winzip.com/
Release Date November 14, 2011
Date Added October 25, 2011
Version 16.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 859.95KB
File Name winzip19-cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 210,748,122
Downloads Last Week 21,369
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Nag screen
Price $29.95

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